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Birds - Burrowing Owl
Class:Aves Order:Strigiformes Family:Strigidae Genus:Athene


Burrowing Owl, Athene cunicularia. This is actually a diurnal owl , meaning he is active during the day. These owls are relatively small but with unusually long legs for outrunning predators on the ground! They tend to nest in burrows, even those made by other animals.

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 Burrowing Owl Photograph
 

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